Walker River Cooling and Nevada Fresh Pak
Walker River Cooling is a joint-venture between Nevada Fresh Pak, a Peri & Son’s Farms company and The Nunes Company. Located in the Mason Valley of Yerington, Nev., the 10,000 square foot state-of-the-art cooling and distribution facility is the only facility of its kind in Nevada and changes the face of one of the largest commercial produce growers in the State.

With the completion of the new facility, the two companies’ are now positioned to expand growing capability and cool more produce in a faster, more efficient way. This means fresher and longer-lasting produce for the supply chain and ultimately for consumers. All steps to get produce to market now happen in Yerington while maintaining the company’s commitment to sustainable farming practices that meets the highest environmental, social and economic standards.

The cooling facility began its 24-hour per day service in mid-May at the beginning of year’s harvest cycle. With more than 80 plus years of combined industry experience, The Peri and Nunes operations offer a level of expertise in growing, harvesting, cooling, sales and marketing that is unsurpassed. The large commercial operation produces more than 25 million pounds of organic baby greens and 40 million pounds of organic fresh vegetables servicing retailers, processors, wholesalers and other buying organizations throughout North America.

The new facility employs approximately 20 full-time personnel. Together, Peri & Sons Farms and Nevada Fresh Pak, represent the largest private employer in Lyon County, currently supporting over 220 full-time diverse positions including specialists in the areas of agricultural science, engineering, manufacturing, and business and information technology. The company also supports a seasonal work force of over 1,400 full-time employees. Based on recent economic impact studies the company’s direct and indirect impact on the economy in Northern Nevada now exceeds $150 million.

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Little Bulbs, Big Benefit
Our employees are just as important an asset as our products and services and understanding and caring about their lives is a key aspect of our culture at Peri & Sons. So in 2013, David and Pam added a new family-friendly employee benefit by opening the “Little Bulbs” child care center.

Located just a few miles from the main office in Yerington, the dedicated staff at Little Bulbs provides high-quality care, for the preschool-age children of any full-time employee, free of charge. It’s been a rewarding experience and providing this service is another way we can make our employees feel valued and appreciated.

When people feel good about the place they work, their work reflects it. We are convinced that providing a trusted child-care environment for our employees reduces turnover and absenteeism, and increases productivity among workers. We believe that showing loyalty to employees and supporting their family life will in turn mean increased loyalty and support of our company. It’s a win-win situation we are enjoying every day.

Helping workers raise their families instead of putting roadblocks in their way is not just the right thing to do; it’s the smart thing to do.
Peri & Sons Farms
Peri & Sons Farms
Little Bulbs Day Care
Peri & Sons Farms
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